Gongora odoratissima Lem. 1847 SECTION Eugongora SUBSECTION Gongora Photo by Tez and The Orchids Online Australia Website

Another Flower? not Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Common Name The Highly Scented Gongora

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and Tolima, Colombia as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte.

Often cited as a syn of G quinquenervis, I feel that it sufficiently different to be a separate entity.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Guia Ilustrada Para la Clasificacion del Genero Gongora Toulemonde 2001 drawing/photo fide;